Queer Rock

Perhaps you think that you are the only Rockband playing, Bowie sing-a-long, Bob Mould loving or even rap loving LGBT citizen in the city. So maybe you still use that hair brush as a microphone belting out tunes in front of the mirror as you get dressed for yet another night out of repetitive club music.

Terry, Age 19

But still, I was hearing it from everywhere else, boys like girls and girls like boys and that’s how it is. I started thinking to myself, maybe if I like boys, maybe I should have been born a girl.

Random. Passionate. Cagey – Sometimes

Kelly Burkhardt, the head programmer of the Philadelphia International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, on the making of her new film Tremble and Spark

Knock Me Off

Whether you realized it or not purchases and interests in knock-off apparel and accessories are through the roof. Are knock-offs a good thing?

And the Winner Is….

It was an award show worthy of the writers strike, the Best of Gay Philly 2007 – find out who won, and better yet, who lost!

David, Age 27

I’ve never been very good at this. Seems like I can’t figure out dating very well, but I can figure out how to have sex. I can figure out how to go meet in a club and hang out for an hour or two, then go fuck, but that’s not really doing it for me anymore

How to Avoid Drama

Are our lives doomed for an ever-repeating after-school special? Is Meredith Baxter-Birney a permanent fixture in our life? Learn how to avoid drama!

Andrew, Age 20

At that time, my whole world was my family and my church. When they talked about gay people it was always them, or those people. It was just assumed that no one in our world could be gay.

Who Is Jeffrey and What Can He Tell Us About HIV?

“Jeffrey” recently asked in an email: “Where should I go to get tested, and how are things going to go when I go in. I’ve been sexually active for about 3 years now. I guess I am really scared to go in. I just want to know what are the best places to go..

Are You Dressed?

A recent disappointing incident prompted me to discuss the subject of this column. When you check your closet it’s time to make sure you have everything you need, and not just the basics. I can help!